“So at the end of this day, we give thanks For being betrothed to the unknown.” - John O'Donohue

I sail my life’s voyage in this treacherous blue ocean

Steering and swearing in all of my commotion

It is always hard to see the direction I wish to go

The water pushes me to and fro

Glints of hope in the distance I can sometimes make

But I often feel as though I may completely brake

The waves that crash so hard upon my tiny ship

Pushing me, tossing me, almost over I tip!

There comes a point where I must say enough

But how am I to sail, in the middle of this ruff

Some say when you stick it out good things will follow

But what I see before me, that can be hard to swallow!

Then I remember that I am in command

This boat moves but by my hand!

I do not control the water that holds my fate

I must beware that my ship can be the trap and I the bait!

But no matter, I will persevere till the end

I will make this water my best friend

So I hold on tight and brace myself for the ride

Even though it seems like suicide.

I journey through hard times that are heavy as shit

As well as easy ones, both to whom I commit!

Through the rough and through the still

I sail on, I sail on, and make it all a thrill

I am my life’s commander and this voyage I will not away shrink

I know that I always decide when I will sink!

I have realized a few truths through all that I endeavor 

Storms may come and go, but I am always forever!

So while I do not know what tomorrow will bring

I always have my voyage and that can make me sing. 

About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.